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make the most of your time with your teen. new jersey governor chris christie finds himself swamped in scandal. e-mails show members of his inner circle conspired to cause a traffic jam as apparent payback for a political rival. cost of the cold. the week's record low temperatures start to rise, but the deep freeze has led to steep losses for the economy. ♪ happy birthday to you and dennis rodman serenades north korea's dictator kim jong-un, but it's his remarks about the prisoner in north korea that's grabbing headlines. captioning funded by cbs
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this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, january 9th, 2013. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. we begin with a political scandal that's engulfed about one of new jersey's rising stars, governor chris christie. e-mails show that a major traffic jam was manufactured. christie says he knew nothing about it. the close of the george washington bridge in fort lee, new jersey, caused a traffic nightmare. now the scandal is raising questions about christie's national political ambitions. marlie hall is here in new york. marlie, good morning. >> reporter: anne-marie, governor chris christie still maintains he had nothing do with the traffic tampering, but this could be the biggest test of his political career. new jersey governor chris christie says he is outraged and deeply saddened that a member of his staff and associates were
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behind a major traffic jam at the george washington bridge last year. newly released e-mails and text messages reveal christie's deputy chief of staff bridget ann kelly sent an e-mail last summer saying time for traffic problems in ft. lee. david who was in top of the port authority of new jersey responded, got it. in secht, four lanes leading to the bridge were funneled into one toll booth. traffic was backed up for four days. kids were late to school and first responders were slowed down. >> who does that? who behaves that way? >> reporter: ft. lee mayor says it was for not endorsing christie in last year's election campaign. >> to make those decisions with venomous motivation is completely to me. >> this is a bruise that is not
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going to go away easily. >> christie is a possible 2016 presidential contender. in less than two weeks chris christie is set to celebrate his second inauguration as the governor of the state of new jersey. >> marlie hall in new york. thanks, marlie. now to the weather. there should be some leaf as the deep freeze has made life miserable for millions of americans back off. the brutal arctic air started to retreat, it will remain cold today, but temperatures are expected to rise to slightly warmer temperatures. traffic on new york's hudson river was forced to maneuver around the ice. the subzero temperatures were dangerous. at least 21 deaths are attributed the cold. the frigid weather caused all kinds of travel issues and impacted business. dean reynolds has that part of the story. >> reporter: bursting pipes drenching the columbia
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sportswear store in chicago this morning. >> we had water coming down through this whole front area. >> reporter: alyson anderson is the store manager. >> they were in the front of the building by the cold weather and cold weather was definitely the reason. >> reporter: it happened at the worst possible time for a store with warm weather jackets. >> hi. sorry, we're actually closed today. >> reporter: the cloeld could be felt at chicago's burnham hotel where cancellations piled up like drifting snow. do you remember how full you were? what capacity you were? e have three hotels in the chicago loop. most were running between 20% and 40%. >> reporter: add loss of people stranded at their desks to lost wages for workers told to stay home and economic growth may have lost 0.2%. she works for plan littics that helps businesses plan for
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weather. >> we're looking at the impact. a lot of it is due to the size of the area impacted. >> reporter: cooped up consumers was a good thing for ecommerce. sales of shovels, salt, and snow blowers were hot according to ace hardway's jeremy melnyk. >> with the cold weather, retail was flying out the door fast. >> reporter: it comes in the coming weeks when homeowners get high heating bills. businesses fear that could hurt around presidents' day. overnight the navy searched for a crew member that crashed off the coast of virginia. the navy chopper he went down yesterday around virginia beach. five members were on board during the training mission. four were taken from the water. two died, two were hospitalized. it's not clear what caused the crash. overseas iraqi is preparing
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to launch an assault on al qaeda militants. the militants are being urged to leave to avoid the fight. the iraqi government has been caring out air strikes against the militants in the anbar province. they control the cities in near by fallujah and ramadi. some setbacks for same-sex couples in utah. some were married. well, the supreme court later put that ruling on hold. now the state says it will not for now at least recognize those marriages. the marijuana business is booming in colorado since it became the first state to allow legal sales one week ago. it's an experiment. both supporters and critics are watching closely. manuel bojorquez reports. >> reporter: there has been a line outside evergreen apococary in denver every day since january 1st. owner tim cullen used to only
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sell medical marijuana. >> we use dodd about 75 people a day through our medical store. we're averaging about 375 sale as day now. >> reporter: and you've created jobs? >> i can't hire people fast enough. >> reporter: demand is so strong the price of pot has doubled to $400 an ounce. supply is limited because the 40 stores in the state currently licensed and selling must grow their own marijuana plants. >> as more stores are going to get licensed, i believe the price isng to drop. >> reporter: sales have been to people from out of state even though they can't buy more than a quarter ounce or take it over the lines. >> first legal marijuana i bought in my life. >> reporter: you're feeling okay about it. >> so far. >> reporter: so far. >> denver councilman charlie brown was against legalized marijuana sales for recreational use. he's now part of a group writing
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the rules. >> i was fearful of shall we say cannabis chaos. that didn't turn out. it was really a marijuana milestone. the concerns are still there especially to our young people. >> reporter: police in colorado and neighboring states report no significant increase in marijuana-related offenses or trafficking, but critics say one week is not enough time to assess the full impact. at least 130 more shops are waiting for permits to open. manuel bojorquez, cbs news, denver. well, coming up on the "morning news," a leap of courage. you'll see how former congresswoman gabrielle giffords marked the anniversary of the shooting that nearly took her life. this is the "cbs morning news." ♪
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shot in the head. she went skydiving wednesday in arizona. giffords made the tandem jump strapped to a professional skydiver. six people were kill and 12 others injured in that attack. in a "new york times" opinion piece giffords writes she still struggles to speak and her right arm and leg are paralyze and she compares the fight to reduce gun violence to her rehabilitation. giffords argues that mental health resources should be a bigger priority writing, quote, so the dangerously mentally ill find it easier to receive treatment than to buy firearms. on the "cbs moneywatch" now, macy's sheds dogs and would you buy a burrito fro a vending machine? wendy gillette is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, wendy. >> good morning, anne-marie. asian stocks were slower. tokyo's nikkei lost 1.5%. hong kong's hang seng dropped nearly 1%. it was a mixed day here on
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wall street. the dow jones industrial lost 68 points erasing more than half of tuesday's 105-point gain. the nasdaq composite finished 12 points higher. macy's is cutting 105 jobs despite the holiday season. it plans to close five stores and open eight others. when all the stores are complete, macy's will have 844 stores nationwide. they say the moves will help it save $100 million this year. americans are borrowing more money. the federal reserve says americans increased their borrowing by $12.3 billion in november. most all of the increase came in a rise for borrowing for autos and student loans. credit card borrowing, a different kind of borrowing was up $804 million. if you're a burrito fan, check out the burrito box debuting at california gas stations. there are six kinds to choose from including breakfast
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burritos including chicken, rice, and beans option. it takes 60 seconds to warm up. you can add sour cream or guac for a charge. what do you think, anne-marie? >> i'm sure it would taste great but i think i'd have to be some kind of desperate to get a burrito at a gas station. >> yeah. i think i'll head to taco bell. straight ahead, your thursday morning weather. and dennis rodman continues to cause controversy on his latest visit to north korea. [ ding! ] losing your chex mix too easily? time to deploy the boring-potato chip decoy bag. then no one will want to steal the deliciousness. [ male announcer ] with a variety of tastes and textures, only chex mix is a bag of interesting. i've quit for 75 days. 15 days, but not in a row. for the first time, you can use nicorette... even if you slip up... so you can reach your goal. [ male announcer ] now, quit on youn r owsterm
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now in freezers. jo here's a look at the forecast in some cities around the country. new york is sunny, 32, miami, clouds, foggy in dallas. clouds in los angeles. time now for a check of the national forecast. most of the northeast will be dry today with moderating temperatures. there will be areas of freezing rain in the south from arkansas to kentucky. the midwest will finally see a warming trend, but st. louis and detroit could see some light snow. there will be rain and scattered showers across parts of the west. dennis rodman is apologizing for comments he made about an american citizen held captive in north korea. rodman says he had been drinking when he implied during an interview that missionary kenneth bae was at fall for his
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imprisonment but bae's sister says she's worried rodman is hurting efforts to free her brother. rodman host add basketball game between former nba players and a team of north koreans. ♪ happy birthday to you >> before the game rodman led the crowd in singing "happy birthday" to north korea's dictator, kim jong-un. he later called the ledictator great leader. the teams split up and mixed in the second half. well, one year after sending no one to cooperstown, voters sent three. tom glavine and frank thomas were each selected. maddux and glavine both one more than 300 games, many of them as teammates in atlanta. thomas hit 521 home runs and won
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two mvp awards. he says he doesn't feel vindicated for making it to cooperstown while others linked to steroids have not. >> i've never really worried about the other players and i probably was the last one that found out,ou know, honestly that everybody was taking drugs, you know, and i felt stupid about it but i just didn't care about what other guys were doing. >> the hall is even farther away now if roger clements and barry bonds. they both saw their poll fall. the former astro craig biggio was a near miss needing two more votes to make it to cooperstown. johnny manziel is taking his heisman to the pros. he declared for the nfl draft on wednesday. he leaves the college game with two more years of eligibility remaining. last year he became the first freshman to every win the heisman. he said he's ready to make the dream of becoming a pro
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quarterback a reality. in nba, the golden warriors' winning streak stopped at ten games. kevin garnett scores 11 pointss in the fourth quarter as brooklyn win 1/02-98. the nets now have a season-high four-game winning streak. and l.a. clippers staff blake griffin scored 21 points but noneover than this. he got a huge dunk over krimm trum freese. they win, 111-105. when we return, award season kicks off. sandra bullock won big at the people's choice awards last night. like this because i can ♪ clothes [ female announcer ] when it comes to softness, shapes and styles only kleenex brand has it all. find your style then flaunt it at
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here's look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. washington, cloudy. sunshine in denver, rain in seattle. a high of 47. sandra bullock along with
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some familiar faces from cbs took home top honors at the people's choice awards wednesday. the ceremony in los angeles brought out the biggest names in movies, tv, and music. teri okita was on the red carpet. >> the people's choice awards. costars of cbs sitcom "two broke girls" kdicke off the 40th annual people's choice award taking a ride. they voted sandra bullock the big winner of the night with four people's choice awarding including favorite movie actress. while both her films "gravity" and "the heat" won i'd like to thank my son louis for letting me come out tonight. he's going to want to know why i got all these. and it's because people worked a lot harder than mommy did to
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make her look good. fans cast 720 million votes not only for their favorite film and tv star bus also music awards. >> jennifer hudson accepted the favorite humanitarian award through helping children in need through her foundation. >> my mama always taught us that without family you have nothing anetd whher you know it or not, we all are family. >> brittnney spears walked away with her first. justin timberlake took home female male and r & b. teri okita, cbs news, los angeles. cbs was a big winner. kay le quo co-for "the big bang theory" took home an award along with josh charles and sarah michelle gellar for her new role in the hit "the crazy ones." coming up later on "cbs this
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month is so do what you have to do. we made it almost to freezing yesterday. good morning. i'm mike hydeck. beverly farmer has timesaver traffic. we start off with howard. >> it's 30 now. clouds have moved in. they've been practicing that all morning. clouds have moved in. the clouds -- sometimes the raidational cooling, the heat escapes. we will get closer to 40. that's a good thing. no weather problems today. tomorrow morning will be a little bit slick in spots due to a light wintry mix for a few hours. 38 this afternoon. mix of clouds and sunshine. at times it will be overcame. at times not even partly sunny with 33 by 8:00. looks like we'll hold in the upper 20s tonight. that's going to set stage for some wintry weather tomorrow morning. you see the system developing in the lower mississippi
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valley? that's going to bring in the moisture here tomorrow. a couple of flurries generally in the mountains. i suppose one or two could pass to our north over the next several hours. temps, much warmer than we've seen. teens, 20s, a couple of 30- degree readings. still some cold air. locally we're looking at mid- 20s in gaithersburg. some lower 20s here in the northern then then valley. 18 cumberland. 31 at pax river naval air station. temperatures will go into the upper 30s, even a few low 40s. let's send it over to beverly farmer in for monika this week with a first look at timesaver traffic. a good start around the area. we're checking out the roadways so-so far so good. southbound lanes of 270 early on out of frederick county, thru lanes open. volume light past 109, also scales on down toward the beltway. there had been road work along the right side.
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so far so good maryland beltway. we've been good through montgomery county. no issues to report heading past andrews toward the wilson bridge or heading up from andrews to head toward college park and silver spring. on route 4 near the beltway, crews have been out but that won't cost you time. they should be pulling out any time. virginia 95, 395 threw lanes open. -- through lanes open. nsh 95 through lorton and on 395 getting past edsall road picking up the road work soon. no delays. back to you. >> thanks, bev. d.c. mayor vincent gray and his former aides were all at the center after three-year federal investigation regarding some missteps and misconduct in gray's 2010 mayoral campaign. former staffers are waiting for prison sentences at this point, some of them are as he is gearing up for a reelection campaign. >> bruce johnson sat down with the mayor for an exclusive one
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on one interview. for the first time mayor gray apologizes for the troubles of the campaign. >> reporter: the alleged corruption in the d.c. government continues. have you gotten some word from your attorney or anybody else that they're interested in looking at you? >> no, but, you know, i'm with myself every day, bruce, obviously. i know who i am. i know the kind of person that i've been. frankly, you know, the things that happened in my campaign, you know, were painful. they were embarrassing to me. they were things that i wish hadn't happened and i'm very sorry that those things happened. >> you accept responsibility for those things? >> it was my campaign, bruce. i didn't do anything. i didn't do anything. at the same time i want to apologize to people about the campaign. i can't apologize for what other people did, but it was the vincent gray campaign. i understand that. >> mayor gray tells us he does not want to leave office under
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a cloud. he's going to officially announce his campaign on saturday and will continue to maintain that when he talks to the crowd. he says there have been a few missteps but no corruption since he took office. coming up on wusa9 at 5:00 a.m., you'll hear more of our exclusive interview with mayor vincent gray. new this morning at 4:30, police in brandywine, maryland are trying to figure out what led to an overnight fatal shooting. officers responded to a call around 1:30 last night. when they arrived on the scene in the 18700 block of croom road, they found a man suffering from a gunshot wound. he was later pronounced dead. right now they're working to establish a suspect in the case. a sad morning for a family in gaithersburg after a 4-year- old boy dies in a fire that engulfed a portion of a gaithersburg apartment complex. two men were also burned in the fire. one of them is suffering life threatening injuries from this. two other children were taken to the hospital for evaluation. the fire started


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